It was Ailsa’s last Ballet and Contemporary class. I thoroughly made the most of it, ballet was hard as usual and the studio packed with people (friends!) there to say goodbye. My hamstring felt the pain tonight but it was worth it. The hour flew by and a well-deserved round of applause rang out at the end – I was on the brink of tears, a few people were. Bit too emotional for me, I shook it off because we had another hour! I decided to enjoy it instead of being sad.
Contemporary didn’t disappoint either (never did), it was another busy class and I had so many friends around me, the studio is home, they’re family! I spoke to AL about trying the Improvers Ballet, maybe I can give it a try and it’s Karen teaching so that might be cool (or scary). Another one I’m dying to try is the Advanced Jazz, apparently it’s tough but again, I won’t know until I’ve given it a go! New adventures to try out…
The final routine was beautiful, I loved the music and went for it, I might have hesitated in parts but need to see the vid! The hour was up, too quickly. People flooded in from next door and we gave Ailsa her last grand ovation. That’s it I guess, no more Ailsa!
Most people went for a drink afterwards, we never really talk to each other in class – I mean, we don’t have conversations and it was fun getting to know each other! Time flew by when you’re enjoying yourself, despite the acoustic two-piece band playing in the backdrop interrupting our chats. It was louder than I would have liked but we were in Revolution. I was among the last group to leave, Ailsa remembered what I said about goodbyes and she simply said ‘See ya’, it’s true – we’ll cross paths again. I appreciated that, and off she went.
Only AP was left and she didn’t have work the next day, we went for one more in Gasworks – it was two more, or was it three? I can’t remember but I do know I left after 1am, I was eating my tea at 2am… scoffing pizza with chips! I remember being in bed at 2.30am! It seemed like a good idea at the time but bloody hell… school night drinking – not done that for a while! I enjoyed it, great catch up with AP, she’s hilarious!
I worked, danced for two hours, drank for two hours, drank for an extra two hours before I touched food. So, a long day!
All the best!
And see ya!